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larry-shearon
Jun 27, 2009, 02:33 PM
I was able to develop an AppleScript Studio application to control my Roomba Vacuum cleaner. (You can get the details at http://www.larryshearon.com/RoombaControl/Application.html). I would be happy to share the scripts with anyone.



mysterytramp
Jun 27, 2009, 10:55 PM
This is unbelievably cool.

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larry-shearon
Oct 30, 2009, 04:47 PM
I got tired of my Roomba bumping into things so I added a Arduino and a color sensor to follow blue painter's masking tape. Now it stays on the straight and narrow.
Details and source code available here: http://operationsimprovement.net/RoombaControl/Arduino_Version.html

Updated 11/25/09 - Changed the mounting of the color sensor array and made it more fault tolerant due to bluetooth connection failures